Today, talent has high expectations for its work environment which require organizations to redesign their workspaces, favoring comfort and well-being.
The welfare of employees at the workplace or its lack affects the performance of a company.
According to a Gartner study, when employees are satisfied at their workplace:
- Productivity 16% 16%
- Attraction 30% 30%
- Retention 18% 18%
Of employees would leave their current job for another that supports them in improving their health and well-being.
Of employees would remain in their current job because they have optimal workspaces.
People used to work for companies: today, companies work more for their employees. In the battle to get the best talent, one of the key differentials is providing an optimal workspace.
HR must envisage a dynamic office that helps employees to be more productive and creative, while taking care of their well-being. Replacing a single employee costs approximately 20% of their annual salary.
9 welfare factors of a workplace
Futureworkplace conducted a survey among more than 1,600 employees to ask them which environmental aspects of their workspace affected the most their performance, happiness and well-being. The survey concluded that employee satisfaction, commitment and organizational productivity are diminishing. The environmental factors most cited by employees were:
- Air quality 58% 58%
- Comfortable light 50% 50%
- Water quality 41% 41%
- Comfortable temperature 34% 34%
- Office acoustics 30% 30%
- Connection to nature 30% 30%
- Healthy food options 26% 26%
- Fitness facilities 16% 16%
- Health tools based on technology 13% 13%